Apple Applications Send Personal Information to Advertisers, US Suit Claims

Apple Inc. was sued over claims that applications for the company’s iPhone and iPad transmit users’ personal information to advertising networks without customers’ consent.The complaint, which seeks class action, or group, status, was filed on Dec. 23 in federal court in San Jose, California. The suit claims Cupertino, California-based Apple’s iPhones and iPads are encoded with identifying devices that allow advertising networks to track what applications users download, how frequently they’re used and for how long.To read this Bloomberg report in full, see:
www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-23/judge-sets-bail-for-apple-manager-devine-uneasy-about-foreign-accounts.html
www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/apple-sued-over-iphone-and-ipad-apps-that-snoop-on-users-20101228-198wl.html
www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/apple-sued-over-iphone-and-ipad-apps-that-snoop-on-users-20101228-198wl.html

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